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The new CD from multi-Grammy nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, Homefree, hits stores today (CD & digital) via Concord Jazz Records.

The new album is Freelon's 7th Concord release and is a soulful, swinging album that Freelon calls her "home brew." The collection is comprised largely of contemporary interpretations of classic American Songbook tunes as well as a new original (the witty, playful and poignant "Cell Phone Blues" composed by the singer) and spirited ar …
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Prestige Records and the launch of the new Holiday Music Guide, Concord Music Group have launched an extensive Prestige Records cover art gallery of over 100 classic album covers from the Prestige catalog on their Facebook page.

Containing the best and some of the rarest LP covers produced over the long history of the label, the new digital gallery reflects the recent coffee book release 'Prestige Records: The Album Cover Colle
Side Steps, the third and final set in a series of Coltrane Box Sets, hits stores today via Prestige Records. The 5-CD set captures Coltrane in a supporting role, as a sideman to leaders like Sonny Rollins, Gene Ammons, Red Garland, Tadd Dameron and others.

The collection of 43 tracks represents the entirety of Coltrane’s session work as a Prestige sideman, from mid-1956 to early 1958, with the exception of his work with Miles Davis (which is featured in The Miles Davis Quintet:
Over the past three years, Prestige Records has released boxed sets of Coltrane’s numerous sessions from the mid to late ’50s, each spotlighting a specific dimension of his tenure with the label.

Fearless Leader released September 2006, in celebration of Coltrane’s 80th birthday showcases his recordings as a bandleader. Interplay, released September 2007, contains Coltrane’s early collaborative recordings with a variety of stellar musicians from the same era.

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The new live CD from Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman, is in stores today (CD & digital) via Concord Jazz. Dedicated to You is Kurt Elling's eighth overall album and second release on Concord Jazz. The 12-track live collection features an all-star cast of musicians including saxophonist Ernie Watts, The Laurence Hobgood Trio and string quartet, ETHEL. The album was recorded in January 2009 at the Allen Room in t